Politics Barack Obama

  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration is nominating current World Bank President Jim Yong Kim for a second term leading the 189- nation international lending organization. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew praised Kim for using his first term at the World Bank to effectively address "today's most pressing global challenges in innovative ways, from ending...

  • Must Read: New thinking Fed

    The "Worldwide Exchange" crew discusses some of the morning's top attention-grabbing headlines, including a story in the Wall Street Journal written by Kevin Warsh titled, "The Federal Reserve needs new thinking," and a Clarice Navarro piece from USA Today titled, "Take a hard look at the message."

  • The backlash against trade threatens a pillar of U.S. policy since World War II: Through trade pacts and institutions like the World Trade Organization, the United States has sought to rip down barriers to global commerce, including quotas and taxes on imports. But doubts lingered, especially as China emerged as an economic power. Whatever the reasons, the United...

  • AMATRICE, Italy— Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors Thursday from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble. The magnitude 6.2 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. on Wednesday and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, where residents woke to a long swaying followed by...

  • Donald Trump

    Donald Trump escalated his line of attack and labeled Hillary Clinton a "bigot" in his bid to appeal to minority voters, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration said Wednesday it paid $1.3 billion in interest to Iran in January to resolve a decades-old dispute over an undelivered military sale, two days after allowing $400 million in cash to fly to Tehran. On Jan. 17, the administration paid Iran the account's $400 million principal in pallets of euros, Swiss francs and other foreign...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— President Barack Obama on Wednesday created a new national monument in Maine on 87,000 acres donated by the founder of Burt's Bees, fulfilling conservationist Roxanne Quimby's goal of gifting the land during the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The Katahdin Woods and Waters monument includes the East Branch of the Penobscot...

  • Then along came Jeffrey Bullock, the newly appointed secretary of state for Delaware. Delaware's second-biggest biggest source of revenue was fees from few-questions-asked company registrations and other corporate services. The global pushback against shell companies was threatening to dim Delaware's longstanding appeal as a secretive corporate...

  • Donald Trump

    To understand and track Trump's views, we've compiled a list of his past and present positions on issues since he announced his candidacy.

  • Officials for the Appalachian Regional Commission and other agencies announced the 29 projects totaling nearly $39 million Wednesday at a news conference in Huntington, West Virginia. The projects are intended to help communities in Texas and in eight Appalachian states: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West...

  • Hillary Clinton greets supporters at a rally in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 12 percentage points among likely voters according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.

  • AMATRICE, Italy— The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy:. But an official with Italy's civil protection agency, Luigi d'Angelo, told Sky TG24 that about 35 people had been staying at the hotel, and most had managed to get out. Among the victims of an earthquake in Italy was an 18- month-old girl whose mother survived the deadly earthquake of 2009 in nearby...

  • AMATRICE, Italy— Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The magnitude 6.2 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, where residents woke to a long swaying followed by aftershocks.

  • Hillary Clinton

    Most people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money to the Clinton Foundation.

  • President Barack Obama, flanked by elected officials delivers remarks after touring a flood-affected neighborhood in Zachary, Louisiana, August 23, 2016.

    President Obama said federal assistance to Louisiana flood recovery hit $127 million, but he called on private citizens to help.

  • Trump flip-flopping on immigration?

    Jacob Monty, Houston-based immigration attorney and GOP activist, shares his take on Donald Trump's change of tone on immigration.

  • WASHINGTON— The Social Security Administration has rolled back extra security measures on the agency's website after getting complaints from people who had trouble accessing their accounts. "We implemented it aggressively because we have a fundamental responsibility to protect the public's personal information," the Social Security Administration...

  • Obama: I'm proud of FEMA

    President Barack Obama visits Zachary, Louisiana to make a statement on the recent massive flooding.

  • Obama: Congress may need to provide more aid

    President Barack Obama visits Zachary, Louisiana to make a statement on the recent massive flooding.

  • Obama: Over 100K people have asked for federal assistance

    President Barack Obama visits Zachary, Louisiana to make a statement on the recent massive flooding.